INTERLIBRARY COOPERATION -- GRANTS TO STATE
LIBRARY AGENCIES (CFDA No. 84.035)
I. PROGRAM PROFILE
Legislation: Library Services and Construction Act, Title III, P.L.
89-511, as amended and extended by P.L. 91-600, P.L. 95-123, and P.L.
97-35. 20 U.S.C. 351. (Expired September 30, 1984)*
Funding Since 1980:
Fiscal Year Authorization Appropriation
1980 $20,000,000 $ 5,000,000
1981 20,000,000 12,000,000
1982 15,000,000 11,520,000
1983 15,000,000 11,520,000
1984 15,000,000 15,000,000
Purpose: To provide grants to State Library Administrative Agencies for
the planning, establishment, and maintenance of cooperative networks of
libraries at the local, regional or inter-state level. Such cooperative
networks are intended to provide for the systematic and effective coordi-
nation of resources of school, public, academic and special libraries and
information centers in order to improve the library services to the special
clientele served by each type of library or center.
II. RESPONSE TO GEPA 417(a)
A. Goals and Objectives
During FY 1984, the Department's principal objectives with respect to this
program were as follows:
o Encourage the establishment of inter-institutional networks of librar-
ies for the coordination of informational services in schools, public
libraries, academic, and special libraries and information centers.
o Support the increased capability of the State Library Agencies and re-
gional and local libraries to establish and maintain Inter!Ibrary co-
* The Library Services and Construction Act Amendments of 1984, P.L. 98-480,
authorizes Interlibrary Cooperation through September 30, 1989.tion's unserved and underserved areas for library service